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Local women start fundraiser when Hicks family pigs didn't qualify for auction

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Tammy Hicks, the woman allegedly murdered by her husband 10 days ago, left behind four kids and many animals.

Today two of her daughters involved in 4-H are showing their pigs at the Jackson County Fair.

However, they didn't qualify for auction because their pigs were 8 and 10 lbs under the minimum 230 lbs.

When their pigs didn't make the cut this year two women made sure they weren't left behind at such a difficult time.

"Our goal is to raise $5000 for each girl. With the $5000 we're kind of helping the girls allocate the money towards different things," says Chrissy Reynolds, who operates Southern Oregon Feed and Mineral Solutions and volunteers with 4-H. She and Leslie Richardson, another 4-H volunteer, have organized the fundraiser.

That includes investment for next year's 4-H project, clothes for school, and a college fund.

Reynolds says that she wants to make sure the girls feel supported in their community and know that they deserve to be treated with respect.

Donations can be made through the Jackson County 4-H Leaders Association.

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